Wherever He Leads
So many religions, so many “Messiahs” … but there’s only One Messiah Who died for the sins of the world ... Jesus Christ. The Hebrew word for “Christ” is “Mashiach” meaning “Messiah” and the Greek word is “Christos” meaning “chosen or anointed one”. “Christ” is more of a title than a name. Jesus Christ is our substitutionary atonement; His death as our substitute is the heart of the gospel. It’s not just that He died, but that He died for our sins, which allows us to enter into a right relationship with a holy God.
Not only did our Messiah die for us, He rose again on the third day! His resurrection demonstrates clearly that Jesus is the Son of God Who has conquered death and reigns as Lord of all; and His blood of the new testament saves His people from their sins. All He asks in return is for us to follow Him.
1Peter 2:24 - “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1Timothy 2:6 - “Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” Matthew 16:24 - “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” John 8:12 - “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Song lyrics: "Take up thy cross and follow Me," I heard my Master say; "I gave My life to ransom thee, surrender your all today." Wherever He leads I'll go. I'll follow my Christ who loves me so. Wherever He leads I'll go. He drew me closer to His side; I sought His will to know. And in that will I now abide. Wherever He leads I'll go. My heart, my life, my all I bring to Christ who loves me so; He is my Master, Lord, and King. Wherever He leads I'll go.
While none of us knows what the future holds, we do know Who holds the future! Wherever He leads, I'll go.
Artist: Alan Jackson
Writers: B.B. McKinney